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      Pelvic Care

      Pelvic health physiotherapy assessment and management for women through all life stages including bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse, pelvic pain and sexual pain.

      The pelvis contains many vital organs including the bladder, bowel and uterus; and fulfils many important functions such as defecation, bladder storage and emptying, childbirth and sexual intercourse. When these functions are disrupted, it has a significant impact on our daily lives. The physiotherapists at Subiaco Women’s Health are experienced in the assessment and management of bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain and pain with sexual intercourse and are here to help you get back in control of your body.

      We understand that seeking treatment for pelvic health issues can be overwhelming, to find out more about Subiaco Women’s Health, how we work and what to expect from your consultation, please see 'Our Approach'. The list below is not exhaustive, please do not hesitate to contact us about any other pelvic health concerns.

      • Bladder and bowel dysfunction

        Incontinence is the accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence), or bowel motion (faeces) or wind (flatus or flatulence) from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).

        Different types of incontinence include:

        • Stress incontinence is leakage from the bladder or bowel during physical exertion or effort (such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, walking or when lifting).
        • Urgency is a sudden, compelling desire to go to the toilet which is difficult to defer. Urge incontinence is accidental loss of urine or faeces associated with urgency.
      • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

        Your bladder, bowel and uterus are all organs of your pelvis. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one or more of these organs bulges against, or sags down into the vagina, creating a bulge.

      • Pelvic and sexual pain

        Persistent pelvic pain can present as painful periods (dysmenorrhoea), pain with sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), vaginismus, coccyx pain (coccydynia), vulval pain (vulvodynia), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), endometriosis, bladder pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia and anal pain.

        Up to one in five women between the age of 18-50 experience persistent pelvic pain.

      Book an appointment today with:

      • Pelvic Care Physiotherapist

        Mansi Aghera

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        Mansi has 6 years of experience in physiotherapy, having worked at SportsMed Subiaco (now Subiaco Women’s Health) for the last 3 years. She has her graduate certificate in Continence and Women’s Health and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical physiotherapy specialising in Continence and Women’s Health at Curtin University.

        She provides both inpatient maternity and outpatient services. Outpatient services include private physiotherapy consultations, clinical pilates, antenatal pilates classes and aquanatal exercise classes. Mansi is experienced in working with women during pregnancy and postnatally and is passionate about helping women return to exercise safely post birth and achieve their goals. She treats pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions (sacroiliac joint pain, low back/sciatic pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, and coccyx pain), rectus abdominis diastasis/abdominal separation, breastfeeding issues (cracked nipples, blocked ducts, and mastitis). Mansi also specialises in the management of bladder and bowel dysfunction, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse in adults at all life stages.

        Mansi’s treatment approach is evidence-based and holistic, with a focus on empowering patients with knowledge so they can take charge of their own symptoms.

        Whilst Mansi is not at work, she enjoys camping and 4WD adventures, cooking and reading.

        Qualifications and Experience

        • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
        • Graduate Certificate in Continence and Women’s Health

        Clinical Interests

        • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain
        • Antenatal and postnatal care
        • Pelvic Health
        • Persistent pain conditions
        • Spinal pain

        Gladly accepting referrals for

        • Urinary and faecal incontinence
        • Pelvic organ prolapse
        • Sexual dysfunction and persistent pelvic pain
        • Overactive bladder
        • Constipation/defecation dysfunction
        • General musculoskeletal physiotherapy
        • Pregnancy and postpartum specific care
        • Antenatal Pilates class assessments
        • Rehabilitation/Clinical Pilates assessments and classes
      • Pelvic Care Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

        Anna Forward

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        Anna is an APA Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She has 7 years of clinical experience in physiotherapy and has completed her Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University, specialising in Continence and Women’s Health. She is passionate about providing a holistic, patient-centred, evidence-based approach with every client. She enjoys supporting women throughout their perinatal journey. She provides inpatient maternity care, outpatient appointments and antenatal and postnatal pool classes.

        Anna is experienced in assessing and managing a variety of physical conditions, including: pregnancy-related back and pelvic girdle pain (including sacroiliac and sciatic pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, tailbone pain), rectus abdominus diastasis, breastfeeding issues (such as cracked nipples, blocked ducts and mastitis), prolapse, lower urinary tract symptoms, anorectal symptoms (including faecal incontinence and constipation) and pelvic pain (including dyspareunia and persistent pelvic pain conditions). She is also experienced in treating men with lower urinary tract symptoms, particularly after treatment for prostate cancer.

        Outside of work Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending Pilates and spin classes and walking her dog, Molly.

        Qualifications & Experience

        • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
        • Master of Clinical Physiotherapy – Continence and Women’s Health Major

        Clinical Interests

        • Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health

        Gladly accepting referrals for

        • Pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions
        • Rectus abdominis diastasis
        • Breastfeeding issues (cracked nipples, blocked ducts, mastitis)
        • Pelvic organ prolapse
        • Dyspareunia and persistent pelvic pain
        • Urinary and faecal incontinence
        • Overactive bladder
        • Constipation

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      • Pelvic Care

        Your initial assessment involves taking a comprehensive history to outline all factors contributing to your problem. Depending on your condition, our physiotherapist may recommend an internal vaginal or rectal examination for optimal assessment.

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      More Information?

      If you would like more information, please call today on (08) 9382 9600 and one of our physiotherapists will be happy to help you.